District 5 Newsletter

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Bringing the City Council Presidency to the
Westside is one of the highlights of my service to
you as your District 5 Council Representative. I plan
to keep a firm eye and hand on ensuring
Albuquerque’s Westside receives
due consideration in decisions affecting planning,
funding, and fair and equal asset distributions. A
great example of Westside Council unity is seen in
the City’s recent purchase of the Open Space Poole
property, just north of District 5 and accessible to
its neighborhoods.

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Wintergreen Apartments DRB Review March 10th

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The Development Review Board will hold the hearing for the Wintergreen Apartments on Golf Course and Westside on March 10th. The item is fourth on the agenda. The agenda includes information on accessing the DRB meeting. 

Access Information for March 10th meeting:
Remote Meeting Information:
https://cabq.zoom.us/j/97127886627
Meeting ID: 971 2788 6627
+1 312 626 6799 US or find your local number: https://cabq.zoom.us/u/adsIsYHt3j

Westside Blvd. Widening Project

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The Road Warrior column in the Albuquerque Journal (2/14/2021) quotes Johnny Chandler, Public Information Coordinator for Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development as saying “we are scheduled to start construction on the widening of Westside Blvd. NW this month.”

The City reviewed the Westside widening plans with the community in 2019. There was concern raised at that meeting about not needing any additional Noise Barriers after the City completed sound studies at that time.

Residents of the HOA who are concerned or have questions about the construction or noise levels can contact the following City representatives.

City Councilor: Cynthia Borrego – cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov

Project Manager: Savannah Torres  – smtorres@cabq.gov

Planning and Programming Manager: Debbie Baumandbauman@cabq.gov

Development being planned for Golf Course and Westside Blvd

The HOA and our Property Management company Corder & Co. have been contacted by Red Sky. They are looking at the southeast corner of Golf Course & Westside Blvd for Restaurant & Retail Development. Red Sky is asking for input from the surrounding community to provide input on what would make our neighborhood better. Nothing has been submitted to the City of Albuquerque at this time for review or approval.

The contact to provide input or for more information is Chase Ruffin at Colliers. He can be reached at 1-(505)-880-7087 or email chase.ruffin@colliers.com.

West Side and Golf Course Plot Map:

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Development Proposal Diagram:

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Please check the website for further updates as they become available.

District 5 Winter Update from Councilor Borrego

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I am honored to be serving the City of Albuquerque and District 5 as your City Council President in 2021.  There are many issues affecting District 5 that influence the entire westside including our transportation system. I am working to support westside Councilors to develop the Rio’s westside and encourage westside jobs. As the gem of the southwest, Albuquerque is poised to grow and provide economic opportunity for all. As President of the Council, I am also interested in supporting Councilors of our eastside neighborhoods. Together we will pull through the pandemic as a community to shine our cultural, economic, and geographic gifts to the rest of the country.

As the 2021 State Legislature commences, I ask that you contact your state legislators to request their support of District 5 projects, especially the Cibola Loop Multi-Generational Center Complex planned for your area. The design of the Multi-Generational Center is underway as is the low-density multi-family housing complex, partially slated for seniors. The entire complex is a priority multi-million-dollar project requiring phased funding for years into the future.

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